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NADIM AHMAD, an expert in teaching of Urdu through distance education system, has been conferred Doctorate Degree by Delhi University. He wrote his research papers under the supervision of Prof. Irtiza Karim, President of Delhi University’s Department of Urdu. His research paper was on ‘Teaching of Urdu Language and Literature through Distance Education System’ which is the first of its kind so far. It is also hoped that after the publication of this book revolutionary changes may take place in teaching Urdu through distance education system.

GHULAM RASOOL SUFI, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Jammu & Kashmir has been appointed Chief Information Commissioner of that state. An IRS (Indian Revenues Service) officer of 1977 batch, he had efficiently handled many important cases of income tax in J&K and was promoted Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in January 2010. He took over the charge of his new assignment on 28 February.

MUHAMMAD AJMAL KHAN, a research scholar in Delhi University’s Department of Urdu was conferred PhD Degree by this University on his research treatise onAli Sardar Jaffery ki Nasri Khidmaat ka Tanqeedi Jaaiza which he completed under the supervision of Prof. Ibn Kanwal of this University’s Urdu Department.

NAWAB KAZIM ALI KHANalias Naved Mian, former UP minister for Haj and minorities affairs has been elected Patron of Urdu Sahitya Parishad which is engaged in the promotion of Urdu.

QAMRUL HASAN, Incharge of Urdu Department of Delhi University’s Satyawati College has been conferred PhD Degree by Delhi University for his research treatise on Urdu’s Literary Journalism in Delhi from 1901 to 1947 which he completed under the supervision of Prof. Ibn Kanwal of Delhi University’s Department of Urdu.

KHALID BABOO of Mumbai has been elected chairman of Mumbai Jamiatul Quraish. Earlier also he was chairman of Mumbai’s Jamiatul Quraish.

The name of Dilip Kumar whose real name is YUSUF KHAN famous film actor of yesteryears has at last been entered in the new edition of Guinness Book of Records for winning the maximum number of film awards. The list of awards includes Padma Bhushan, Dada Saheb Phalke Award, NTR Award, 9 Filmfare awards and many others. According to Saira Bano, his wife, Guinness Book’s office in London has sent a letter felicitating him for winning the maximum number of film awards. The new edition of Guinness Book of Records will be published in April 2011. She says that there are so many trophies, awards and certificates etc. that even she has not seen many of them. Now 88, Dilip Kumar is very weak and is not at all intereseted in taking any phone calls, she says.

SABA ALAM ANSARI is the topper in the list of 85 successful candidates who qualified in Indian Forest Service Examination 2010 conducted by UPSC. Twenty-seven years old Saba Alam, son of a foreman working in Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL) he is a resident of Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. Whereas it is a matter of pride and pleasure that he has secured first position in the all India level IFS Examination, it is at the same time a matter of concern and regret that out of 85 successful candidates, there are only 2 or 3 Muslim candidates.

ILLYAS MALIK was elected new general secretary of “All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat” splinter outfit known as “Qasmi Group”. Voting had taken place for only two posts i.e., general secretary and joint secretary at Delhi’s Constitution Club. Rahat Mahmood Chaudhary was elected joint secretary.   

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2011 on page no. 16

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